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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 07:15 AM

Georgia Governor Declares Water a Gateway Drug That Leads to Voting

ATLANTA (The Borowitz Report)—Raising the ante in his ongoing battle with the aqueous substance, Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, has declared water “a gateway drug that leads to voting.”

“We’ve consulted a lot of studies on this,” he said. “People are much more likely to vote if they are under the influence of water.”

The governor said that he was considering a number of measures to address water addiction, including stiffer penalties for voting while quenching.

In his starkest warning, Kemp told those who traffic in the banned liquid, “We’re coming after you,” and promised prison time for anyone combining hydrogen and oxygen in illegal water labs.


Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/georgia-governor-declares-water-a-gateway-drug-that-leads-to-voting




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Reply Georgia Governor Declares Water a Gateway Drug That Leads to Voting (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Mar 30 OP
SheltieLover Mar 30 #1
SheltieLover Mar 30 #2
Rhiannon12866 Mar 30 #3
SheltieLover Mar 30 #5
AllaN01Bear Mar 30 #7
Lovie777 Mar 30 #4
usaf-vet Mar 30 #11
Rhiannon12866 Mar 30 #12
AllaN01Bear Mar 30 #6
multigraincracker Mar 30 #8
Buns_of_Fire Mar 30 #9
BSdetect Mar 30 #10
WarGamer Mar 30 #13
Rhiannon12866 Mar 30 #14

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 07:18 AM

1. No kidding!

When Atlanta hosted Olympics i n 1996, Red Cross gave away water in Olympic Park & had massive water spritzing stations - to keep people from dying from the heat!

So....

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 07:22 AM

2. BTW

That weed is a gateway drug "study" was a flawed design with a very biased sample population. Researchers weng to a heroin house & asked what was 1st drug used! 🤬

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 07:31 AM

3. I first ran across marijuana when I was at boarding school in the '70s

Drugs were popular there because they were easily concealed, I knew of no one who drank. But it was rare when I went to college, alcohol was the big problem, especially since the drinking age was 18 back then and there were fraternities. So I thought that marijuana must have been a '70s thing and I was quite shocked when my coworker found someone's lost keys in the lunchroom and there was a roach clip on the chain! I honestly had no idea that it was still a thing!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 08:48 AM

5. Lol

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 09:41 AM

7. i live in a federaly owned apartment building , so that makes it a federal building

there are a number of residents who smoke pot .
i can smell when they are doing it and it trips the fire alarm.
its also illeagel to posses pot in a federal building . in this case hud.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 07:44 AM

4. Who knew that H20 . . .

is a induce psycho drug that can alter your mind into voting for the other person.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:40 AM

11. Who could have guess this guy was talking about denying water?

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:20 PM

12. If enough people feel ill and give up, then fewer people will vote

And this guy is all for that, as is the current governor of Georgia - who supervised his own election.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 09:38 AM

6. ga gov living in the twilight zone?

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:01 AM

8. Water is safe to drink if you add

Red Kool-Aid.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:12 AM

9. I've found that water can be rendered safe for consumption

by introducing an equal amount (by volume) of either scotch or tequila.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:33 AM

10. Sweating in line still exempt?

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:30 PM

13. Just to play Devil's advocate...

If it's legal and A-OK to give out water bottles, is it ok to give out Nintendo Console raffle tickets?

Think about it.

Nothing of value can be given out AT the polls.

Set up a truck of water bottles in the parking lot.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:44 PM

14. That's a good point, how close to the actual polls does this new "law" cover??

Here in New York, electioneering is not allowed within 100 feet of a polling place and there are signs at every polling place to that effect. Looked up the rule for Georgia and it's "150 ft. of the outer edge of the building where a polling place is established, or within 25 feet of any voter standing in line." So does the new water "law" cover anyone in line who says they intend to vote? What about chaperons or companions? When I was a very little kid, I can remember accompanying my Dad...

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